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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bride  \Bride\  (br[imac]d),  n.  [OE.  bride,  brid,  brude,  brud, 
  burd,  AS  br[=y]d;  akin  to  OFries  breid,  OSax.  br[=u]d,  D. 
  bruid,  OHG.  pr[=u]t,  br[=u]t,  G.  braut,  Icel.  br[=u][eth]r, 
  Sw  &  Dan.  brud,  Goth.  br[=u][thorn]s;  cf  Armor.  pried 
  spouse,  W.  priawd  a  married  person.] 
  1.  A  woman  newly  married,  or  about  to  be  married. 
 
  Has  by  his  own  experience  tried  How  much  the  wife  is 
  dearer  than  the  bride.  --Lyttleton. 
 
  I  will  show  thee  the  bride,  the  Lamb's  wife.  --Rev. 
  xxi.  9. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  An  object  ardently  loved. 
 
  {Bride  of  the  sea},  the  city  of  Venice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bride  \Bride\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  a  bride  of  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bride 
  n  1:  a  woman  who  has  recently  been  married 
  2:  Irish  abbess;  a  patron  saint  of  Ireland  [syn:  {Bridget},  {Saint 
  Bridget},  {St.  Bridget},  {Brigid},  {Saint  Brigid},  {St. 
  Brigid},  {Bride},  {Saint  Bride},  {St.  Bride}] 
  3:  a  woman  participant  in  her  own  marriage  ceremony 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bride 
  frequently  used  in  the  ordinary  sense  (Isa.  49:18;  61:10,  etc.). 
  The  relation  between  Christ  and  his  church  is  set  forth  under 
  the  figure  of  that  between  a  bridegroom  and  bride  (John  3:29). 
  The  church  is  called  "the  bride"  (Rev.  21:9;  22:17).  Compare 
  parable  of  the  Ten  Virgins  (Matt.  25:1-13). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BRIDE,  n.  A  woman  with  a  fine  prospect  of  happiness  behind  her 
 
 




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